Year 5/6 2018 - 2019

Mr Wilde

Throughout the Summer Term in Y5/6 some of our work will be inspired by the theme of 'Why is Knutsford a great place to live?' The children will be learning about where The Vikings originated from and where they travelled to, why they are linked to Knutsford and finding out about the 7 Kingdoms of that time.

Also this term, we will be focussing on writing letters in English- as well as continuing to develop our story writing skills. In Mathematics, the children will be working on Geometry and developing reasoning skills. The children will be participating in Cricket, Rounders and Athletics in PE, as well as learning about forces in Science.

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Top 10 Viking facts

  1. The Vikings are also called Norsemen, and came from Scandinavia.
  2. They spoke Norse, which had an alphabet made up of characters called runes.
  3. They travelled over the sea in longships, which are long, narrow wooden boats that could be sailed in both deep and shallow water.
  4. The Vikings left their homeland because they were looking for better places to farm than the kind of terrain that Scandinavia had.
  5. The Vikings first attacked Britain in 787 AD, but didn’t start to invade and settle here until 793.
  6. In 878, King Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings in battle and had them sign a treaty saying they had to keep to their own land in England – this section of land was called Danelaw.
  7. Jorvik was a large Viking kingdom around York; the last king of Jorvik was Eric Bloodaxe in 954.
  8. Viking warriors believed that when they died in battle, they went to Valhalla – this is where the king of the gods lived, named Odin.
  9. England once had a Viking king – King Canute ruled from 1016-1035, and his descendants ruled until 1042.
  10. A few weeks before the Anglo-Saxons were defeated in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, they defeated Viking warriors near York led by Harald Hardrada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

     

 

 

KEY REMINDERS:

PE: Tuesday and Friday

SPELLINGS: Set on Monday, completed and returned on Friday.

HOMEWORK: Set on Friday, completed and returned by the following Wednesday - English and Maths alternately.

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Manor Park Primary School

Manor Park North,
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DB

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Tel: 01625 568837
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